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No, Microsoft's next-generation game console won't be the 720 or Durango, but rather the Xbox Infinity. The official announcement is expected to be at the company's May 21 press conference. Rumored specs include: an 8-core AMD x64 1.6-GHz CPU, a D3D11.x 800MHz graphics, and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. Continue reading for a video.

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Sure, these wooden sculptures aren't functional, but they're most certainly conversation pieces. They range from the Xbox / NES (above) to life-sized humans and Despicable Me Minions. However, making one of these things functional shouldn't be too hard either. Continue reading to see more.

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A leaked Microsoft Xbox 720 (codenamed Durango) document states that the new console will feature always-on DRM and mandatory hard drive game installs. According to ExtremeTech: "If this system ends up being confirmed, then that means optical discs would most likely just serve as a software backup for the person who installed and activated the game, just in case something happens to the data on the HDD." Continue reading for one more picture and additional information.

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Here's a first look at an actual next-generation Xbox concept image, which is set to debut at E3 next year. According to Xbox World, it will be named just "Xbox," and boast a quad-core processor, along with 8GB of RAM - rumor has it that the PlayStation 4 will have 16GB. Continue reading for more pictures of another concept and additional information.

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Kinect is a great way to get some exercise or just pass time with friends / family, but motion-controlled gaming isn't entertaining for everyone, especially if you're on the receiving end of a body blow. Continue reading to see five real Xbox Kinect FAILS captured on video.

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Buying an Xbox knockoff that actually looks like the actual system is one thing, accidentally purchasing this memory card-looking device is another. Unfortunately, that's just one of the many knockoffs gone wrong. Click here to see more. Continue reading for a video review of the Generation Nex.

[via UnrealityMag]

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If nothing else, this cool wooden Xbox console is sheer eye candy, and it even comes complete with a detailed controller. When sculptor Ben Winfield isn't carving wooden masterpieces, he can be found gaming. Click here for more pictures.

[via Technabob - Arteechoke]

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Going the case mod route doesn't mean that you have to give stick with the original case. This Millennium Falcon is a shining example, complete with LEDs, black paint, and the classic Xbox logo. Continue reading for a video (prototype).

[via Instructables]

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Will Urbina spent less than $1,500 in parts to create the OS Xbox Pro, a hackintosh with performance that "matches a $4,500 Mac Pro." Inside, you'll find a "2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550s paired with an NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT card, 8GB of RAM, an 16GB SSD, and four traditional hard drives." Video after the break.

We've certainly seen plenty of hackintoshes in our time, but Will Urbina's OS Xbox Pro is also one of the cleanest casemods we've ever seen.
[via Engadget]

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This oil-submerged Xbox may be an unconventional method of cooling, but it works. Yes, "thanks to the non-conductive cooling properties of mineral oil, this submerged Xbox system still works as well as it did the day it shipped from Microsoft." Click here for first picture in gallery.

B-rad is still putting the finishing touches on his fish tank Xbox, and still plans to add a proper lid and some colorful LEDs before he calls it done.
[via Technabob]

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